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“Overpriced garbage” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ole Store Restaurant

Ole Store Restaurant
1011 St.Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-5558
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Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Northfield
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Northfield, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced garbage”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

I hate to sound mean, but this place has the worst food I have eaten in years. Everything is overly breaded and greasy, limpy and overcooked, and flavorless. For the expensive menu that they offer, you get very little of your money's worth. The service was OK, but the place itself has no character, just plain and boring. The tables are crowded and it is very loud. Northfield has much better options than this.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Northfield, MN
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20 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“latest iteration seems pretty good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

The Ole Store holds lots of memories for lots of people, but what those who haven't been around for a while may not appreciate is the turnover in ownership that the place has experienced. I liked the version before the current one quite well, though it sometimes had very slow service. The new, current Ole Store is scaled back but solid - nothing spectacular, but no big problems. The main part is a cafeteria-style setup, which will come as an unwelcome surprise for some but works pretty well.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“The good ol' Ole Store... The perfect place in Northfield to have breakfast, lunch or dinner on a snowy day...or any...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2008

The good ol' Ole Store... The perfect place in Northfield to have breakfast, lunch or dinner on a snowy day...or any day for that matter. Well worth the trip down the hill. Haven't been there in years, but have enjoyed the food I've eaten and the company with whom I have eaten. Great place to bring parents during Christmas Festival season. Aah, the memories...

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